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Fayetteville in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Park Cannon

 
 
Confederate Park Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
1. Confederate Park Cannon Marker
Inscription. Manufactured by the Scott Foundry of Reading, Pennsylvania, in January 1865 and February 1866, these two cannons were cast as 10-inch muzzle loading smooth bore weapons. In 1876 rifled sleeves were inserted into the gun tubes reducing the barrel diameters to 8 inches. The guns were mounted on barbette carriages at Fort Morgan, Alabama, in 1898 as a part of the coastal defense system during the Spanish-American War. The guns were brought by rail to Fayetteville and installed as an integral part of the Confederate Park in 1905.
 
Erected 1905.
 
Location. 35° 9.1′ N, 86° 34.167′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street East (Business U.S. 64) and Elk Avenue South, on the right when traveling east on College Street East. Touch for map. Cannons are located on the northeast corner of the Lincoln County courthouse as part of Confederate Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Park (here, next to this marker); Lincoln County in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Martyred
Converted Rodman Guns image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
2. Converted Rodman Guns
(a few steps from this marker); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); Women of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Blount (approx. 0.7 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Park Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
3. Confederate Park Cannon
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
4. Muzzle Markings
No. 20 / 16180 lbs / C.B. / S.B.F. 1879

These translate to cannon registry number 20, weighing 16,180 pounds, inspected by Cullen Bryant, modified by South Boston Foundry, in 1879. The original gun was produced by Seyfert, McManus & Company (the Scott Foundry), Reading, Pennsylvania in 1866, weighing 15,092 pounds.
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
5. Muzzle Markings
No. 27 / 15920 lbs. / C.B. / S.B.F. 1879

Translated to registry number 27, weighing 15,920 pounds, inspected by Cullen Bryant, modified by South Boston Foundry in 1879. The gun was originally produced by Seyfert, McManus & Co (owners of the Scott Foundry) in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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